Dr Natalia Kurek graduated from the University of Nottingham Medical School and is currently the Senior Clinical Lead for the Greener NHS National Programme at NHS England and Improvement.
Following completion of core surgical training, Natalia joined Professor the Lord Ara Darzi at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, as his clinical advisor and private secretary. Throughout her time there she supported with the policy and research developed across the institute, whilst also supporting Lord Darzi directly with parliamentary engagements, and industry collaborations. In 2020 Natalia published a report with Dr David Nabarro, ‘Health in the climate crisis. A guide for health leaders’ which was presented at the World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha.
She has since joined the Greener NHS team where she contributed to the ‘Delivering a Net Zero NHS‘ report and her current portfolio focuses on delivering sustainable models of care in partnership with the whole NHS workforce, looking at the role that research and innovation have to play in this agenda and the importance of health system resilience to climate change.